|Air Date||August 28, 2020|
|Written by||Matthew Barnette, Marcos Gabriel, Jim Lewis, Jamilyn Rosales, Noah Smith, Joanna Truman, Andrew Williams, Kelly Younger|
|Director||Rufus Scot Church, Vito Massaro, Christopher Alender|
"The I.T. Factor" is the fifth episode of Muppets Now.
“Chip the I.T. guy installs an upgrade to Scooter’s overtaxed computer just as Scooter is beginning to upload the latest episode of Muppets Now. Scooter must work fast to get everything in place before the hard reboot goes into effect.
Miss Piggy takes a trip through the topic of travel with guests Linda Cardellini and Taye Diggs. Pepe the King Prawn makes up a new game show on the spot, and the contestants do their best to keep up. Uncle Deadly demonstrates the drama, disciplines, and danger of stage combat for Muppet fanboy, Walter. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew puts the pressure on his assistant, Beaker, with a hydraulic-press experiment that requires a personal touch.”
- Lifesty(le) with Miss Piggy
- Muppet Masters: Stage Combat with Uncle Deadly
- Pepe's Unbelievable Game Show
- Muppet Labs Field Test: Pressure
- Scooter, Chip, Miss Piggy, Foo-Foo, Uncle Deadly, The Swedish Chef, Beverly Plume, Some Bunny, Walter, Pepe the King Prawn, The Goat, Catcti, Kermit the Frog, Joe the Legal Weasel, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker
- Bill Barretta as Pepe the King Prawn, The Swedish Chef
- Dave Goelz as Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Chip
- Eric Jacobson as Miss Piggy, Cactus
- Peter Linz as Joe the Legal Weasel, Foo-Foo, Walter, Link Hogthrob
- David Rudman as Scooter, Beaker
- Matt Vogel as Kermit the Frog, Uncle Deadly, Cactus
Additional Muppet Performers:
- Carolyn Gardner (Customer service voice)
Game Show Contestants
- Alerts on Scooter's desktop include digital images of Sam the Eagle ("System Administration Manager") and Crazy Harry (System Installer Countdown).
- As in previous episodes, several files on Scooter's desktop are labeled "ProblemsWithKen_" followed by numerics, and one is titled Veterinarian's Hospital spec sheet.
- Illustrations of Statler, Waldorf, Link Hogthrob, several medieval pigs, Uncle Deadly, and Walter appear during the episode's Muppet Masters segment.
- Animated versions of Statler and Waldorf also appear as Joseph Bramah and Blaise Pascal, respectively, conveying the science of pressure.
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